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Fresh from the Toronto Film Festival

Fresh from the Toronto Film Festival

September 15, 2014 No Comments

The TIFF screens are darkened in Toronto. The past two weeks allowed nearly 400,00 fortunate cinephiles to view over 300 films and then bask in the glow of Q and A sessions with the directors and casts.  It is an amazing experience set in a city that takes pride in celebrating movies:  thousands of orange-shirted […]

First Update/Summary from the TIFF

First Update/Summary from the TIFF

September 8, 2014 No Comments

The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing.  Those of us fortunate enough to join the Detroit Film Theater in its (5th) annual trip to Toronto, have already returned to Detroit after 4 days of  movie bliss.  Over 300 hundred films distributed over the silver screens of the city provide  (almost) enough movie […]

Coursera and the Reel Deal Mind Join Again on September 2 for: Scandinavian Film and Television!

Coursera and the Reel Deal Mind Join Again on September 2 for: Scandinavian Film and Television!

August 12, 2014 No Comments

    Does your Bergman filmography feel Im-Personna?   Do you wonder if there is more “at stake” to Carl Th. Dryer’s Joan of Arc? Feeling “A Separation” from Aki Kaurismaki? Does Lars Von Trier leave you Melancholic? Coursera is offering another blockbuster film course, this time a five week odyssey through “Scandinavian Film and […]

Hottest Films of the Upcoming Festival Circuit: What are you looking for???

Hottest Films of the Upcoming Festival Circuit: What are you looking for???

June 18, 2014 No Comments

If you’ve grown weary of the summer blockbuster batch, you are probably wondering about the films that lit up the screens in Cannes and those making their way to Toronto, Venice  Telluride and ultimately to us. Fortunately, there are ample sites scooping the most exciting films in our near future. If you are planning to […]

Hot Docs 2014: Check Out the Best in Documentary Filmmaking

June 18, 2014 No Comments

Love documentary films? Although the inventiveness and scope of documentary filmmakers continues to expand, the opportunity to experience most of these films on the big screen requires some careful scrutiny of listings and venues. It’s worth it. This year’s Hot Doc Film Festival concluded in Toronto in May.  Check out five of the most applauded […]

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The Detroit Film Theater Goes to The Toronto Film Festival: September 4-7

The Detroit Film Theater Goes to The Toronto Film Festival: September 4-7

June 17, 2014 No Comments

The Detroit Film Theater is sponsoring its annual trek to the Toronto Film Festival on the opening weekend! Join DFT curator Elliot Wilhelm who once again will lead his group of intrepid cinephiles through premieres of the year’s most influential films. The DFT offers several packages that simplify the experience:  transportation by train, lodging at […]

Sunday Night at the Oscars

Sunday Night at the Oscars

March 2, 2014 No Comments

Frozen just won best animated film. Who cares? Those of us who love films may cringe at the commercialization of movies and the pandering to big business but try to keep us away from the red carpet. We may complain about the ultimate choices when those films that we KNOW are far superior fail to […]

The Maple Theater Presents SECRET CINEMA: Thursday, January 16 at 7:30pm

December 28, 2013 No Comments

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Maple Theater continues  with another installment of the wildly successful Secret Cinema on Thursday, January 16 at 7:30.  Mark your calendars  for an opportunity to experience Early Cinema on the first Thursday of the month (the last film screened was Chaplin’s gem “City Lights”!!!) and CLASSIC Cinema on the third Thursday […]

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The Reel Deal Mind Presents: Professor Tom Wartenberg and Michael Haneke’s Amour

The Reel Deal Mind Presents: Professor Tom Wartenberg and Michael Haneke’s Amour

September 16, 2013 No Comments

The Reel Deal Mind Film Series begins its 2013 film series on Sunday, September 22 at 1pm with a discussion of Michael Haneke’s riveting masterpiece “Amour” with a special presentation by distinguished philosopher Professor Tom Wartenberg. Tom Wartenberg has written extensively on the subject of film and philosophy.  He  has graciously agreed to discuss “Amour” […]

Reeldealmind at TIFF: Festival Wrap

Reeldealmind at TIFF: Festival Wrap

September 9, 2013 No Comments

How to summarize an other-worldly experience? The Toronto Film Festival continues without me, leaving the images of movies premiering before cinephilic audiences as souvenirs. Newcomers and veterans are embraced by a city brimming with respect, enthusiasm and friendly assistance. Real world wake up:  the next time I go to a movie (soon, no doubt), I […]

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Fresh from the Toronto Film Festival

The TIFF screens are darkened in Toronto. The past two weeks allowed nearly 400,00 fortunate cinephiles to view over...

First Update/Summary from the TIFF

The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing.  Those of us fortunate enough to join the Detroit...

Coursera and the Reel Deal Mind Join Again on September 2 for: Scandinavian Film and Television!

    Does your Bergman filmography feel Im-Personna?   Do you wonder if there is more “at stake” to...

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